Category Archives: The Aging Face

Would you like a Lift?

Is your skin just a bit too relaxed?  Why not try the beauty of Ultherapy - 'uplifting ultrasound'? Dr. Erahim will soon be offering Ultherapy in Late May.  Several of our clients viewed Ultherapy when it was featured on the television shows: Dr. Oz, The Doctors and Rachel Ray; prompting them to call us and ask …

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At Long Last – Lovely, Longer Lashes!

Latisse is the first prescription eyelash growth product, approved by Health Canada,  to grow your natural eyelashes longer, fuller and darker.  In clinical trials, lashes were 25% longer, 106% fuller, 18% darker.  78% of users experienced a significant improvement in their lashes. Donna in our office is a big fan.  She was suffering from thinning …

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Vampire Facelift

Are you entering the 'Twilight years'?  Then it may be time for a 'Vampire Facelift' Dr. Ebrahim has been trained to perform Selphyl, a treatment that is newly licensed in Canada, although has been used by thousands worldwide. Selphyl is the only system that allows truly natural tissue to rejuvenate and increase your skin volume.  …

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Introducing Laser Genesis for fresher, younger skin

Laser Genesis Skin Therapy has recently arrived at Afterglow. This non-invasive treatment safely and effectively treats fine wrinkles, large pores, uneven skin texture, scars and diffuse redness in both men and women. While you will see a subtle improvement after each individual treatment, the cumulative effect of multiple treatments can be quite dramatic. There are …

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The Aging Face, Part 3: The Cheeks

High, prominent cheekbones are one of the facial features most frequently associated with youthful beauty. As we age and gravity plus skin laxity take their toll, the malar (cheek) fat pads move downward and inward. This results in an older "apple shaped" face and emphasizes the naso-labial folds. This aged appearance can be reversed with …

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The Aging Face, Part 2: the jawline

As the years pass, a combination of laxity and gravity causes the facial underpinnings to weaken and the skin to sag. Contributing to the aging appearance is the loss of facial volume provided by underlying fat and connective tissues (collagen and elastin). Nowhere is this more visible than around the jawline, where the loss of …

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The Aging Face, Part 1: the lips

As we age, a number of changes affect the contours of the face. Some of the more obvious changes take place in and around the lips. Take a look at the picture to the left. The young woman's lips are generous and curve outwards at the borders, giving them a full, sensuous look. The area …

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